Sponsored by TeleTracking | info@teletracking.com | 1.800.927.0294

Howard University Hospital, Unity Health reopen inpatient wing to expand obstetrics services

Washington, D.C.-based Howard University Hospital will reopen its inpatient wing in partnership with Washington-D.C.-based Unity Health Care, to expand access to obstetric services in the area, according to the Washington Business Journal.

Under the deal announced Monday, the reopened wing will bring 11 new obstetrics inpatient rooms, an operating room and a delivery room to the hospital.

In addition, 35 new nurses were hired to staff the new wing.

The changes are expected to increase Howard University Hospital's capacity from 900 to 2,000 deliveries annually.

 The announcement comes after the Washington D.C. Department of Health closed the obstetrics unit at Washington, D.C.-based United Medical Center and Washington, D.C.-based Providence Health System announced it would also cease obstetrics services. 

More articles on patient flow: 
Illinois officials allow Centegra Health to suspend acute inpatient care at Woodstock hospital
Memorial Hospital shutters ICU
Washington DC VA hospital cancels surgeries over surgical equipment safety issues

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2018. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months